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The Rake Celebrates Ralph Lauren With Special Issue

Ralph Lauren was the inspiration for The Rake when it launched a decade ago. So it makes perfect sense that to celebrate both the designer’s 50th anniversary and the magazine web site’s 10th birthday that Lauren would be the logical cover subject for the fall issue.
The two brands celebrated their history at an event at the Madison Avenue men’s store on Wednesday night where Wei Koh, The Rake’s founder, said Lauren helped inspire him when creating the mission for his magazine, which is to be “the modern voice of classic elegance.”
But the American-raised, U.K.-based Koh said it’s not only the designer’s timeless fashion that makes him relevant today. He also represents what’s good about America in a time when the country is causing a lot of divisiveness. “What Ralph represents is inclusiveness, hope and optimism,” he said.
To further celebrate the partnership, The Rake also worked with the designer to select his 10 favorite ties from the early years for a limited-edition collector’s set that is available for purchase on The Rake and at select Ralph Lauren stores.
“I’ve always wanted to travel back in a time machine, because I never knew what those ties looked like,” Koh said. So together they worked to

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